Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rootbound in the Hills #168:
11 Dec 1990

by Rocky Macy

The one hundredth anniversary of the Cherokee Strip Run will not be held until September of 1993, but the Cowley County (KS) Genealogical Society has started early in collecting copies of documents, pictures, and stories associated with the people who made the famous "run" on 16 Sep 1893. A publication honoring the one hundredth anniversary of the event is planned if enough material is received. All material received will be on file at the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum in Arkansas City, Kansas 67005.

Barbara HAMMOND (514 North Main, Paris, IL 61944) has asked Rootbound readers to help her look for what may be a "needle in a haystack." The objects of her search are Isaac N. JAMES (born 1825, TN) and his wife, Matilda QUANTRILL or CANTRILL (born 1825, TN). They were married around 1843. Isaac and Matilda lived in Bell Township, Benton County, AR, prior to 1860, and in 1860 they were residents of Illinois Township, Washington County, AR. Barbara would like to hear from anyone with material to share on one of these individuals, or from persons researching a JAMES, QUANTRILL, or CANTRILL line in this area.

Barbara KRAJACIC (P.O. Box 674, Stillwater, OK 74076) recently found some genealogical material on her family while searching in the Genealogy Room of the City-County Library in Neosho, Newton County, MO. She still has many bare limbs in her family tree, however, and desires assistance in filling in those blanks. Basically what Barbara has in her family files is as follows:

Harvey TESTERMAN (or TESTERMENT) (born 1816, NC) married Nancy EADES (born 1823, TN) on 20 Nov 1841 at either Osage County, MO, or Osage County, OK. By 1850 the couple was residing with their children in Newton County, MO. The children were James (born 1843), Lewis (1844), Ambrose (1846), Jacob Monroe (17 Sep 1847 at Seneca, Newton County, MO; married Martha Ann FREEMAN; died 13 July 1906), Emily Jane (29 Aug 1849; married Daniel H. MILLIS; died 17 April 1925), and William Alson (born 6 Aug 1851 at Joplin, MO).

Barbara KRAJACIC (address above) is the great-granddaughter of Jacob Monroe TESTERMAN. Does she have cousins who read Rootbound?

Margaret Ann THETFORD is the genealogy columnist for The Dallas Morning News and a good friend to Rootbound. Margaret reports that a collection of her columns from 10 Nov 1979 to 30 Dec 1989 (1,006 columns!) is now available to researchers on either microfiche or microfilm for just twenty-five dollars. This collection of columns has a full name index. It may be ordered from the columnist in either format (microfiche or microfilm) by sending a request and payment to 3725 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205-2124. And don't forget to tell Margaret Ann that you heard about her column, Family Tree, through Rootbound!

Those of our readers with Mennonite connections might be interested in joining the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Dues are twenty dollars per year and members receive two quality publications. For further information, please write directly to the group at 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499.

And what about your special group? Rootbound would be happy to publicize reunions and other events of interest to our readers. Just drop a few lines to Rootbound in the Hills in care of this newspaper. What could be easier?

Happy hunting!

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